New England lake resorts offer luxury lodgings to rustic cottages for vacations, skiing, foliage, and more
Lake resorts -- from rustic to luxurious -- can be found on the famous lakes of New England, include Lake Winnipesaukee, the Squam lakes, and Purity Lake in New Hampshire; Sebago Lake in Maine; Lake Champlain and Lake Morey in Vermont, and many more. Hosting children and families; fans of outdoor sports, water sports, and snow sports; and people who love waterfront luxury for a vacation in the great outdoors. Accommodations for vacations, trips, and weekend getaways run from lavish rooms to rustic cabins and cottages. Come for summer boating, winter skiing, fall foliage, or whatever outdoor beauty appeals to you.
1 Clubhouse Road
Fairlee, VT, 05045
The lake is just the beginning
If you love grand resorts and pristine mountain lakes, this is the place for you, your family, and closest friends. In sight of the Connecticut River in the Green Mountains, this full-service, year-round vacation paradise will satisfy anyone with a zest for skating, snowshoeing, swimming, boating, hiking, playing golf or tennis. Or just sit quietly by the calming lakeside waters and hear the plaintive wail of the loon. 130 guest rooms and suites, most having stunning views of the lake and some with balconies. A fully furnished Lakeside Cottages can be rented with their own beach and dock. Awesome. Picturesque. Unforgettable. Any time.
18 Bacon Road
Holderness, NH, 03245
A lakeshore camp offering over a century of experience in family outdoor fun
Nestled in the woods and granite outcroppings surrounding pristine Squam Lake is Rockywold Deephaven Camps, providing rustic outdoor family vacations since 1897. From your turn-of-the-last-century cottage or cabin, or room at a spacious lodge, you can enjoy all the lake has to offer, from swimming and fishing to canoeing, kayaking, sailing and paddleboarding. Take a pontoon boat cruise or go for a picnic on Loon Island. Or just sit on your private porch with a good book and listen to the shore sounds. At night, play board games around the fireplace. Mingle with other guests at mealtime, served buffet-style in a vintage post-and-beam dining hall; and during group activities, from Sunday softball games to scavenger hunts and “wacky” canoe races.
312 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, NH, 03253
Beautiful Lake Views and Cozy Fireplaces
Mill Falls at the Lake is New England’s premiere, lakefront resort and lodging in the quaint village of Meredith, NH. Fourteen acres and over 1,100 feet of lakefront access is home to four Inns, seven restaurants, 12 shops in the historic Marketplace, the Cascade Spa, and the EKAL Lake Activity Center, all nestled on Lake Winnipesaukee. In addition, Meredith boasts a vibrant Main Street Community with several more shops and eateries adjacent to Mill Falls. While the lake draws guests in, the warm decor and inviting staff keep them coming back.
at Tyson, on Route 100, 2 Dublin Road
Ludlow, VT, 05149
A popular country inn with resort amenities
Set on a scenic waterfront in the lake district of central Vermont this historic country inn rebuilt from the original in 1840 beckons you to relax on its front porch and jump into the many activities in and around it. Open year round, the inn offers 23 rooms, a family suite, and 7 condos while most rates include a bountiful breakfast. There are row boats and canoes, a hot tub, swimming pool and tennis courts. Fish on nearby Black River and head out for Okemo just five minutes away where there’s great skiing and golf, and hiking, biking and horseback riding nearby. The renown restaurant’s unique food and excellent service have been featured in both Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines.
261 Point Sebago Road
Casco, ME, 04015
Pristine Sebago Lake centerpiece of bustling resort
Nestled among the pines, crystal-clear Sebago Lake, the deepest in Maine, provides drinking water for Portland – and endless fun for guests at the Point Sebago resort. From their camp site, cottage, vacation home or island lodge, guests can head out to the lake to go kayaking or canoeing, to fish for salmon, or just to relax or play a little volleyball on the mile of lifeguard-protected sandy beach. In the evening, there is dinner in the Lakeview Restaurant (while the kids are kept busy by trained camp counselors), as well as sunset cruises and games by the beach tiki bar. Folks with their own boats can make use of the free launch ramp or rent a dock slip in the marina.
On Birch Island in Attean Lake
Jackman, ME, 04945
Unspoiled pleasure in a New England lakeside resort
This unique and right-in-the-middle-of-the lake Maine resort features sand beaches and a scenic wonderland of unspoiled natural resources and wildlife. Charming and private 1-3 bedroom cottages can sleep up to eight and feature full bath, private porches, and wood burning fireplaces. Fresh supplies of towels, ice and firewood are provided each day. The Main Lodge complex is the eating and meeting place for full hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches, cookouts and distinctive dining each evening. Attean activity runs the gamut from hiking on the resort’s 20 miles of trails, to birding, wildlife photography, and fishing for native brook trout, landlocked salmon and lake trout. There’s whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River, golf, bountiful day trips, and paddling the peaceful Moose River.
90 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH, 03894
New England traditions remain strong at this lakeside resort
A great lake needs a great resort and here you’ll find the regional traditions you came for: New England décor; handmade quilts, antique furniture and a blazing lobby fireplace. Stroll manicured gardens, swim, climb aboard the Winnipesauke Belle, a 70-foot replica of a turn-of-the-century paddle boat, or just take in the spectacular views. Forty-four beautifully restored and expanded rooms in the old Inn, some handicap accessible and others pet friendly, feature double, queen and king sized beds. Spacious suites offer balconies while all rooms feature Wi-Fi, robes, slippers, mini refrigerators and in-room dining. On site there’s Wolfe's Tavern and a guest business center. Walk to downtown for shopping and dining or enjoy bicycling, skiing, kayaking, canoeing and jet-skiing at your leisure.
76 Lake Streeet
Laconia, NH, 03246
Open Your Eyes to The Margate Resort on Lake Winnipesaukee!
For almost 60 years and four generations The Margate Resort has been the final vacation destination for family fun, romance, and recreation. The Margate Resort offers fun and activities for every season and vacationer. The hotel is located on the shores of Paugus Bay. With over 400 feet of private sandy beach, lounge chairs, boat docks, and a fun and festive Beach Bar, The Margate is the place to be. The Margate Resort on Lake Winnipesaukee is just minutes away from golf, hiking, tax free shopping, and major tourist attractions for things to do on vacation. All guest rooms are equipped with Flat Screen TVs, Keurig® K-Cup Coffee Makers, Green Mountain® coffee, double-sized stainless steel mini-fridges, irons & ironing boards, hairdryers and fee WiFi!
1086 Weirs Boulevard
Laconia, NH, 03246
New Hampshire’s Ultimate Lake Destination
There is nothing on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee like The NASWA Resort. Offering beachfront rooms and cozy lakeside cottages, just steps to the largest, private sandy beach on the lake. Composed of suites, cottages and hotel rooms. Houseguests receive complimentary overnight dock space and kids stay and eat free! Dine with a lake view at Blue Bistro for a hearty breakfast and an exquisite dinners or embrace the lake life at the NazBar & Grill which lives on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Dip your toes into the lake, grab a bite to eat, enjoy a tropical drink and let yourself be transported into paradise! Up for adventure? Grab one of our complimentary kayaks or paddleboats and explore the lake! Centrally located, close to area attractions and just a short drive to the White Mountains!
175 Tyler Place
Highgate Springs, VT, 05460
Magnificent lakeside activity for one and all
Look no further than here for that all inclusive family lake vacation. If it’s waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, sailing or swimming, you’ve found your paradise. Six generations of Tylers have designed this destination with families in mind and added special activities and amenities for each age group. There are 70 family cottages and suites featuring separate parents' bedrooms and 1-4 additional bedrooms, almost all with living rooms, screened porches, kitchenette or in-room microwaves and fridge. A rambling, country Inn offers a separate sleeping wing with 12 family suites and studios. Three healthy meals each day, the Fireplace Lounge and Bar for Mom and Dad, and children’s programs, recreational facilities and equipment make for endless lakeside fun.
4800 Basin Harbor Road
Vergennes, VT, 05491
Experience active tranquility at Basin Harbor
You'll enjoy all that Lake Champlain has to offer at Basin Harbor Club. With 700 acres of Vermont landscape alongside beautiful Lake Champlain, you can simply relax or engage in more than a hundred different activities - from a round of golf on our 18-hole championship course, to fishing or sailing on the lake, art classes, hiking & biking through the countryside, or stay close & relax at the pool or enjoy a massage. Accommodations include the original farmhouse, our contemporary Adirondack-style lodge, and more than 70 family cottages. And dining at Basin Harbor is an unforgettable experience, whether you choose our casual Red Mill Restaurant, our more formal Ardelia's, or dining al fresco on the North Dock.
1251 Eaton Road (Route 153)
East Madison, NH, 03849
Relax at a lakeside retreat backed by a century of hospitality
This popular resort is nestled between lake and mountain with stunning surroundings and the conveniences of nearby North Conway. It offers a century’s worth of Yankee hospitality and affordable vacations to couples and families. Choose from 52 rooms in a variety of accommodations from the cozy inn, a colonial building dating back to the early 1800’s, a scenic retreat on the shores of Purity Lake, hillside and fireside cottages in the woods, lakeside cottages with their own sandy beach, spacious and fully-equipped condominium units, to mountain retreats at King Pine Ski Area. Each offers complimentary WiFi, microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker with some lodgings offering common rooms and lounges. Seasonal package rates make it fun and affordable.
195 Mountain Top Road
Chittenden, VT, 05737
The Lake glistens and inspires at this scenic Vermont resort
Here at this magnificent year-round destination resort, the lake is 740 acres around and washes onto your own private beach. You’re in a most scenic setting in central Vermont overlooking the Green Mountain National Forest. There’s endless water fun from boating and swimming to various forms of paddling. On land a four season menu of sports and recreation awaits on and off the resort’s 350 private acres. Relax in classic and luxurious rooms and suites, cabins and guest houses many of them pet friendly. Dine fine and casual on creative cuisine in the dining room, tavern or on when it’s warm, on the terrace. Romantics swoon here, families and friends reconnect and always the lake invites, cools, refreshes and inspires.
155 Sterling Ridge Drive
Jeffersonville, VT, 05464
Reconnect in the mountains of northern Vermont
Enjoy summer fun on the water in northern Vermont. Stay in a fully equipped log cabin nestled in the woods with access to two ponds. Canoe or kayak our 14 acre pond or enjoy fishing on both our large pond and small pond. Just a short distance away from Sterling Ridge Resort, Vermont Canoe & Kayak offer self-guided, guided tours and rentals along the Lamoille River. Tours are available for all interests such as the exclusive “Water & Wine Tour” to Boyden Valley Winery or start your day with a guided paddleboard yoga class on our large pond. Lodging includes fresh linens, fully equipped kitchens, and modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi. Cabins require two night minimum stay. Ask about discounted weekly cabin rentals.